"Introduces key concepts in sociology through engaging narrative examples. After an overview of the history of sociology, the book walks readers through subjects that include individualism; culture; socialization and imagination; values, money, and politics; marriage and family; religious diversity; and education and social change."--Publisher information
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-273) and index
Observing social life -- Individuals and the structure of society -- Culture -- Socialization and imagination -- Values, money, and politics -- Sex, marriage, family, and community -- Religion -- Education, science, and the informed citizen
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